Faculty Senate

All matters affecting the academic functions of the University and the general welfare of the University are necessary concerns of the Senate. Except where otherwise specified in the latest edition of the Illinois Compiled Statutes, or the Governing Policies and Regulations of the Board of Trustees, or any Agreement between the University and the University Professionals of Illinois, the Senate may initiate and consider matters affecting said welfare. In particular, the Senate shall focus on, but not be limited to such academic concerns as admissions, academic standards, curriculum and evolving programs. In the pursuit of shared governance, the Senate believes that faculty possess primary responsibility and authority for reaching decisions in our areas of expertise, namely, curriculum, subject matter and methods of instruction, research, faculty status, and those aspects of student life which relate to the educational process.

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